Monthly Archives: May 2011

* A Big Reason Why We Don’t Need a Gasification Incinerator in Meck County

We’re in the top 10 worst cities in the country for ozone pollution, again. The first three days of June are forecast to be alert days for ozone and particle pollution. We know that gasification incinerators will contribute emissions that … Continue reading

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* Gasification Incinerator Challenged on Environmental Justice Issues

Residents of Port St. Joe, Florida are challenging a proposed biomass gasification incinerator on environmental justice issues. They have informed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that if they grant the air emissions permit for the gasifier, a civil … Continue reading

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* Air Pollution Around Schools and Student Health and Performance

This May 2011 study from the University of Michigan confirms the impact of air pollution on young students: Air Pollution Around Schools Is Linked To Poorer Student Health And Academic Performance Paul Mohai, Byoung-Suk Kweon, Sangyun Lee, and Kerry Ard … Continue reading

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* Iceland slammed over dirty waste incinerators

You hear a lot of people talking about how well incinerators operate in other parts of the world. What you don’t often hear is about how more and more information is coming forth about these landfills in the sky. Here’s … Continue reading

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May 31 WFAE Charlotte Talks – ” Zero Waste Initiatives”

Plan to tune in, listen, and call in (or email questions and comments) about how we can bring Zero Waste philosophy to Mecklenburg County! If you miss it, listen at 9:00 PM to the rebroadcast or the podcast after the … Continue reading

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* Springfield Mass Revokes Permit for 35 MW Biomass Plant

Another community says NO to a biomass incinerator. The permit was revoked because citizens organized and got accurate information and facts to their elected officials.  Read about the ruling from one of the citizen groups here: Springfield Mass Revokes Permit … Continue reading

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* Green Bay Gasification Incinerator – Environmental, Health, and Economic Issues

The citizens of Green Bay are fighting a proposed pyrolysis gasification incinerator.  Here’s a report from their efforts. Many of these same issues will apply to the ReVenture 10 MW gasification incinerator. Read their concerns below: Environmental, Health, and Economic … Continue reading

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* Notice of Public Meetings and Comment Period on ReVenture

Notice of ReVenture Public Meetings and Comment Period ReVenture Ambel Drive Regional Garbage and Industrial Waste Processing Plant An official public notice has been issued (http://www.glrl.lib.nc.us/lrgs/publicview.htm) for two public meetings for the ReVenture Regional Garbage and Industrial Waste Processing Plant … Continue reading

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* Incinerator Free Mecklenburg – Two Down, One to Go

“It’s now no longer appropriate for the county and ReVenture to be proceeding together.” Bruce Gledhill, Mecklenburg Solid Waste Director It appears very likely that the deal to burn 370,000 tons of Mecklenburg County garbage will soon be trashed. In … Continue reading

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* Tell Senator Hagan: No Taxpayer Dollars for ReVenture to Burn Our Trash

ReVenture has been working for many months with Senator Kay Hagan to get $5.5 million of our tax payer dollars to develop the technology to burn our garbage. That’s $5,500,000 so that they can learn how to do this. Email … Continue reading

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